It’s been more than a year since the first Titanium units hit the market. EVGA was the second company to do so, and for the longest time, it’s been not too well kept a secret that more models in their T2 line of units would be arriving on the scene eventually. It looks like the wait is officially over. Meet the T2 1000 watt model.
SUPPLIED BY: EVGA
PRODUCT: SuperNOVA 1000 T2
PROD LINK: SuperNOVA T2 Product Page
PRICE: $279.99 @ EVGA
Price is at the time of testing!
Good morning, folks. It’s a fine day with you around, and other Skyrim quotes. Today, we’re looking at our second unit of 2016, and it just so happens to be another 80 Plus Titanium unit. You know power supply makers are getting ready to really let loose on these when they can get them to me in enough time for me to do two reviews in a row. In fact, even this one isn’t the last of the Titanium units on the shelf, so we have at least one more to look forward to in the coming weeks.
As you can tell by the picture, today’s subject is the new EVGA T2 1000 watt model. We’ve been waiting a long time for this, haven’t we? Ever since I did the T2 1600W review, I wondered when the lower powered units would hit the market. And now they finally have, almost a year later.
Like always, there’s a fair bit of marketing to get through on this box. EVGA is especially proud of this unit, it seems from that blurb up at the top there, and they may well have reason to be. If the model number is any indication, this unit likely comes out of the Super Flower factory like the P2 and G2 units, so we can have reasonably high expectations ourselves.
There’s not too much different about the marketing vs. the P2 and G2 units, but there is at least one difference that goes along with the higher efficiency. We now have a bridgeless PFC design being bragged about… this is needed to get that ultra-high efficiency. We saw this on the T2 1600W model about a year ago.
EVGA is also keen to brag that they are the first to reveal a complete series of Titanium units. That’s very likely true… I certainly can’t think of any others besides Super Flower themselves, which of course are not available under their own name here in North America. I mean, really… there are still a whole lot of companies that haven’t even sent me their first Titanium yet, let alone a range of them. Thermaltake finally got one to me last week, and that only makes them the fourth company to do so.
That said, I’ve heard tell a few Titaniums have been showing up at CES, so this will probably be the year of Titanium for me here in the lab.
Enough babbling… let’s unpack this box.
This being EVGA’s new top end series of units, it looks like we have everything but the kitchen sink in the box. A pile of modular cables, a manual, some accessories, a modular cable bag, and a power cord. No case sticker, but I never used those in the past anyway. Especially once I started buying windowed cases.
The manual is the typical EVGA fare for their better units. Good enough to do the job, though I still don’t see why we need marketing inside stuff we’ve already bought.
The accessories are the same ones we saw in the P2 and G2 series. A self-test adapter to power up the unit with no mainboard, some screws, and some velcro cable ties.